What's on

We know that you can’t visit us at the moment but we have loads of fun activities that you can get involved with from home.

Visit our kids & families page for a range of activities to keep the family entertained!

Looking for resources to help with home schooling?

Head to our schools page for cross-curricular PowerPoints with educational activities inspired by artworks and artefacts from our collection.



We have a huge range of activities for families, individuals, artists, young people and everyone else who visits Gallery Oldham.

Check the calendar on the right for upcoming activities and events.


Details of our current exhibitions can be found here. If you’re interested in finding out more about our exhibitions, check out our free lunchtime talks and tours!


For Kids and Families we have a fun mix of events for families during all school holidays, our monthly Super Saturdays and weekly Go Baby and GO Explorer sessions. Plus the Small Cinema showing family friendly films.

For Young People we have a variety of creative activities, workshops and sessions to develop your skills. We also deliver and support Arts Award.

For adults we offer a range of informative art and craft courses, and group workshops that are suitable for all levels of ability.


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Monthly Life Drawing

Gallery Oldham

Our monthly life drawing sessions are back and better than ever! Join us on a Thursday evening or Saturday morning to explore the joys of drawing from the nude model, working with a new model each month test out your sketching and drawing skills with a mixture of short and long poses. We now offer […]


GO Baby

Gallery Oldham

We are delighted to announce that GO Baby has finally returned! Our new fortnightly session helps our youngest visitors to explore the galleries collections and exhibition using their senses. Perfect for 0 - 2's and their families our sessions support development and communication in a friendly, relaxed and safe environment. All families welcome, breast and […]

GO Explorers – Sensory fun for 2 – 4s

Gallery Oldham

GO Explorers is the newest early years programme from Gallery Oldham. Bring your walkers to enjoy some sensory and messy play at our weekly sessions.

Illuminate 2022

See Oldham in a new light as our late-night light festival returns for its fifth year. Explore the illuminated townscape from Oldham Library and Gallery Oldham through to Parliament Square and Queen Elizabeth Hall to see all the mesmerising illuminated installations and dazzling performances.   Illuminate Parade, 6pm The evening begins with a carnival procession […]


Digi Scrapbook Course

Oldham Local Studies and Archives 84 Union Street, Oldham, Greater Manchester

Book onto a free 8 week digi scrapbook course at Oldham Local Studies and Archives and explore and tell your own story.


Oldham Creativity and Cultural Forum

Oldham Library

The next Creativity and Cultural Forum is Monday 7th March 2022, 6–8pm, Oldham Library. Oldham Creativity and Cultural Forum is a meeting place for creative people to gain advice and network with other professionals working in the creative industries. Click here for more information and to book your place via Eventbrite.

Kids and Families

Kids & Families

We have bags of free fun activities. Super Saturdays creative family fun, come and drop in!. Go Baby! sessions every Thursday. Free activities in the school holidays, and more..

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talks and Tours

Lunchtime talks

Our monthly lunchtime talks are a great way to find out more about exhibitions. Talks are free, informal and last around 30 minutes with time for discussion afterwards. There is no need to book.

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courses and Workshops

Courses and workshops

We run regular adult Art and Craft courses, and also provide workshops and hands-on activities for groups of all abilities.

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Small cinema

Small Cinema

Join us every month to enjoy a range of family friendly movies. Tickets are £3. Join us for fun film-related crafts before each movie. Activities are FREE and run from 12noon – 2pm.

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Cultural Forum

Cultural forum

The Cultural Forum is a meeting place for creative people to gain advice and network with other professionals working in the creative industries.

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